The Chief Procurement Office of Higher Education has established new rules regarding purchases over $20,000 and under bid level ($100,000 for most types of procurements):
Rule 4.2020 - Purchases over $20,000 - quotes must be sought from multiple vendors, be in writing, promote small and diverse businesses, and be maintained in the procurement file.
To meet this new requirement the following procedures are being implemented and are effective for any requisitions submitted starting July 1, 2019:
Multiple Quotes for Small Purchases*
Purchases > $20,000 and under bid level
At least one quote must be from a certified diverse vendor
Lowest responsive quote should be selected
*Please note that the requirements for using federal grants that went into effect on 7/1/18 still apply and that these new processes are in addition to those.
** BEP (Business Enterprise Program): Minority-, Women-, and Persons with Disabilities-owned Small Businesses VBP (Veteran Business Program): Veteran-owned Small Businesses
Any questions can be directed to ISUPurchasing@ilstu.edu or by calling (309)438-1946.
There will be weekly Q&A sessions available for Faculty/Staff to attend beginning in June to answer questions regarding these new procedures.
Purchasing has implemented a new SharePoint requisition intake system that is currently available for your use. This new system now appears in your SharePoint Purchasing Dashboard. Please note that this does not replace the need to create a requisition in Colleague/Datatel, but it is a uniform way to submit backup documentation, provide crucial information to the Purchasing Office, and allows for Budget Officer approval through the SharePoint system instead of in Colleague/Datatel.
Beginning October 1 the SharePoint system will be the only allowable way to submit requisition documentation and Budget Officer approvals. At this time there is no requirement to use SharePoint for submitting requisitions to Purchasing, but we encourage its use to increase familiarity with the new process.
There will be weekly Q&A sessions sessions available for faculty/staff to attend beginning this month to answer questions regarding this new feature.
All bids, as well as all awards and special notices, are advertised in the Illinois Higher Education Procurement Bulletin. This is a web-based Internet site available without charge to all potential bidders. Notices and documents for upcoming Bids and Request for Proposal appear in the Procurement Bulletin for a minimum of 14 days. The website is available 24 hours a day and also has bid notices for the other 12 campuses of Illinois Public Higher Education. View Illinois State University's current opportunities and recent awards.
University employees with the authority to approve the procurement of goods and services for their department, school, college, or administrative unit should visit the Procurement Communications Reporting page of ISU's Ethics website to learn more about reporting obligations. All questions and concerns should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, Ethics and Access by emailing email@example.com (preferred) or call (309)438-3383.